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Conservatives and Racists Are Actually Stupid, Study Finds (NBC TV Toledo blog)
NWNO-NBC TV Toledo ^ | 2-22-12 | Michael Henrich

Posted on 02/22/2012 4:05:48 PM PST by tcrlaf

A new study bound to stir controversy found that people with a low I.Q. are drawn to prejudice, racism and a socially conservative political ideology.

The study was conducted by researchers at Brock University in Ontario and published in the journal Psychological Science.

The study's lead author, Dr. Gordon Hodson, told LiveScience that people with lower intelligence scores are attracted to the "structure and order" of these ideologies because they make it easier to comprehend a complicated world.

"Reality is complicated and messy," Dr. Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the study, told The Huffington Post. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: conservatives; kkk; media; meme
The 'Author' of this story is the Morning News Anchor for WNWO, NBC News-Toledo.

This is based on a story on HuffPo this morning titled:

"Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism " By Rebecca Searles

You'll note how this works, folks...

DailyKos, Huffpo CREATE a meme, which is then PIMPED by it's allies in the mainstream media. I also expect this article to be the subject of much joy and laughs on the Number One Liberal News Source tonight, The Daily Show/Colbert, as well.

Create the Meme, Spread The Meme, PIMP the Meme. Reinforce the meme with a 30's-era photo of KKK members. Check, Check, Check, and Check.

"Mr Sane Guy, you don't want to be associated with those STUPID, RACIST, CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE, do you?" -Reinforce the meme...

Create an impression, using the media, to create a social meme. Spead it ALL OVER Social Media, repeated on HUNDREDS of sites, to millions of people, who will almost always only read the headline.

Basic Social Psychology.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO COUNTER, FOLKS. Call these people out!!

1 posted on 02/22/2012 4:06:01 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Link to the Huffpo Article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/intelligence-study-links-prejudice_n_1237796.html?ref=fb&sp&comm_ref=false


2 posted on 02/22/2012 4:08:42 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
Nazis considered Jews parasitic and dirty.

Thats how totalitarian statists roll.

3 posted on 02/22/2012 4:08:55 PM PST by skeeter
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To: tcrlaf
"Reality is complicated and messy"

Yep. And Liberals have made it that way.

4 posted on 02/22/2012 4:10:23 PM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: tcrlaf

There’s an easy reply. Simply show pictures of Auschwitz, the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and the dead peasants in 1920s Russia. . . .showing what Liberalism leads to. . .


5 posted on 02/22/2012 4:11:46 PM PST by Salgak
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To: tcrlaf

From the communist goals for America of 1963.

38) Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.

39) Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.


6 posted on 02/22/2012 4:13:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tcrlaf

Notice how conservatives are equated with racists as per a guilt by association tactic.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 4:14:15 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: tcrlaf

Funny, we science types know where the bottom of the barrel IQ types who can’t hack math go......and you’ve just read about one of their studies.

I wonder if their math is as bad as that of the global warming clowns.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 4:15:32 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: tcrlaf
Stupid people like Adam Smith, F. A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Fredrick Bastiat, Ayn Rand, R. A. Heinlein, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison.

These are some of my low-IQ authors, philosophers and thinkers. Now, they may not rise to the level of a news anchor, but I'm content.

9 posted on 02/22/2012 4:16:21 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: tcrlaf

“Reality is complicated and messy,”

Only for people too stupid to sort themselves out.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 4:18:58 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: tcrlaf

Wait until the muzzlems realize they’ve been called stupid by the libs. Kill, Burn, March, Scream.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 4:22:11 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: tcrlaf

I get it now.

Alvin Greene is a conservative black racist.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:14 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: tcrlaf

It is so cool that they highlight a 91-year-old photo of racists.


13 posted on 02/22/2012 4:25:24 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: tcrlaf
The study's lead author, Dr. Gordon Hodson, told LiveScience that people with lower intelligence scores are attracted to the "structure and order" of these ideologies because they make it easier to comprehend a complicated world. "Reality is complicated and messy," Dr. Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the study, told The Huffington Post. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."

So, dear Doctor, socialism, communism, and fascism are NOT simplifying ideologies that impose order and get rid of that 'complicated, messy' reality?

Careful on how you answer, sir, because this particular Conservative has a measured IQ of 150.

14 posted on 02/22/2012 4:28:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: tcrlaf

“The Democratic Party Owes Blacks An Apology
By Frances Rice
As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery,
secession, segregation and now socialism. Clearly, then, it is the Democratic Party that owes black
Americans an apology – not the Republican Party, nor the United States of America.”

http://images.nbra.info/docs/library/NationalBlackRepublicanAssociation2009/The%20Democratic%20Party%20Owes%20Blacks%20An%20Apology.pdf

(I LOVE this wonderful woman!)


15 posted on 02/22/2012 4:31:48 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: tcrlaf

The words psychology and science ought never to appear together.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 4:33:51 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: tcrlaf
As a psychiatrist, I've been conducting my own study for the past 25 years. I've found liberals to be emotionally struck in childhood years. Usually as a result of childhood sexual abuse or childhood chemical dependency. I've also found that liberals and children normally think of their parents and other adults as being stupid or of low IQ. Interesting how someone walking around with their under-ware exposed can look down their nose at those who pull their pants up.
17 posted on 02/22/2012 4:36:55 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: tcrlaf
I took a peek at Dr. Gordon Hodson's publication history.

It appears the good doctor has a bit of an agenda:

Quite a few of these titles seem to imply an agenda.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 4:38:04 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I’m probably so stupid that I’d take it as a compliment if I were compared to Newt.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 4:45:59 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: lastchance

Truer words have not been spoken lastchance!


20 posted on 02/22/2012 4:48:33 PM PST by CanadianYankee
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To: tcrlaf
Articles and studies that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 4:51:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: tcrlaf

Nobody need accept the faulty premise of these crawling nazi insects, hurling out insults to make their pea-brains appear bigger than they are. Simply catch them in a dark parking lot, alone and watch these cowards piss in their pants.

The time for reasoned debate with these rats has long passed.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 4:52:28 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: tcrlaf
feh...
23 posted on 02/22/2012 5:10:47 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Good list but you left out one of my all time favorite low IQ types, Dr. Thomas Sowell. If anyone wants to know my opinion on things I ask them if they are familiar with the views of Thomas Sowell. If they say yes I tell them that I go along with whatever he says because I don’t recall ever reading anything he has written with which I disagree in any important way and he says it in a better way than I do. If any liberal tells me that he thinks he is smarter than Sowell I will ask him if he also thinks he is taller than Robert Pershing Wadlow.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 5:25:29 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: Lazamataz

I’m disappointed, I thought your IQ was immeasurable. Next you will tell me that you need three bounds to leap a tall building and you can’t even outrun a BB.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 5:32:06 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: tcrlaf

Yeah only dumb people are able to overcome the neverending liberal brainwashing and propaganda in schools and the media, those that go along with what they are told are geniuses! All one has to do is compare the comments on conservative forums to those on liberal forums to see which side has the upper hand intellectually.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 6:14:58 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tcrlaf.
The study's lead author, Dr. Gordon Hodson, told LiveScience that people with lower intelligence scores are attracted to the "structure and order" of these ideologies because they make it easier to comprehend a complicated world. "Reality is complicated and messy," Dr. Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the study, told The Huffington Post.
Gosh, it's almost as if it's an election year again.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 7:23:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: tcrlaf
"Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."

Such blinding intellectual insight!

Explains totally the 2008 triumph of the classic deeply philosophic tour de force of "Change and Hope!"

< /sarc >

28 posted on 02/22/2012 7:24:58 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Lazamataz

“So, dear Doctor, socialism, communism, and fascism are NOT simplifying ideologies that impose order and get rid of that ‘complicated, messy’ reality?”

Oh no. They are complex, nuanced systems, summarized below, that are almost like holding a mirror up to reality.

The Politician

1. I want power.
2. If I convince the people to give me more money and power, I will have more money and power to do stuff I want to do.
3. OK.

The People

1. Other people have more money than I do.
2. That politician promises if I give him more power he will get some of their money and give it to me.
3. OK.


29 posted on 02/22/2012 8:12:00 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: tcrlaf
So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."...to include Liberalism, Socialism and Communism, one would think....
30 posted on 02/22/2012 9:20:46 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: tcrlaf

Democrat National Socialism: Because they care...

31 posted on 02/23/2012 3:41:02 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: SunkenCiv
He's right, with one tiny little change.

Leftists are the mentally disordered ones. They are told what to think and never learned how to think. They are the epitome of Kool-Aid drinkers.

Conservatives know how to think.

Who's "actually stupid?"

This is just another example of Alinsky's "accuse the other side of what you are/ what you're doing/ what you said."
32 posted on 02/23/2012 4:26:39 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: tcrlaf; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; Clintonfatigued; Eleutheria5; Impy; InterceptPoint; LucyT; ...
"Intelligence Study Links Low I. Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism"

I'd bet the ranch that (1) the author of this study had a preconceived notion as how he wished the results to come out and (2) the author of this study's political leanings trend toward the left.

Yes, the whole idea is to put the word "conservative" or "conservatism" into a stream or series with words having unquestionably negative connotations. It's merely a word association trick and it's part of the Left's standard effort at the brainwashing of the gullible.

33 posted on 02/23/2012 10:55:59 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I’d bet the ranch AND the cattle that since he already knew the results, he didn’t waste his time by actually *doing* the study.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 1:54:03 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 02/23/2012 8:51:50 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: justiceseeker93

The conclusions in the report actually show 0bama’s voting base. I see stupid people everywhere!


36 posted on 02/24/2012 1:32:26 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty
The conclusions in the report actually show Obama's voting base.

Intuitively, even counting the left wing elites in government and academia, I would say that the IQ of the opposition voter is on average higher than the Obama voter and that the IQ of the average American who calls himself "conservative" is higher than the average American who describes himself as "liberal." As Rush Limbaugh likes to say, it's a lot harder being a conservative because you have have to think more logically.

37 posted on 02/24/2012 2:16:23 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Salgak
There’s an easy reply. Simply show pictures of Auschwitz, the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and the dead peasants in 1920s Russia. . . .showing what Liberalism leads to. . .

Or show the pictures of the 0bamay voters rioting to buy sneakers in Florida.

38 posted on 02/24/2012 2:21:16 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: tcrlaf

No problem! Let’s just set an IQ limit instead of an age limit for voting. The left will have nothing to worry about >:)


39 posted on 02/24/2012 2:42:26 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: TigersEye

Great links. BTTT.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 4:23:29 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: tcrlaf
Low IQ and Liberal Beliefs Linked to Poor Research?
41 posted on 02/24/2012 5:33:51 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: metesky

Thanks! Lots of food for thought there. bttt


42 posted on 02/24/2012 4:16:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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